Drug defendant to be interviewed for intervention

Cary Ashby • May 8, 2014 at 9:07 PM

A drug defendant will be interviewed for possible acceptance into an intervention program.

If Brandon R. Taylor, 24, of Lorain, successfully completes a certified substance abuse program, he won't have a conviction on his record. He is charged with trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance in connection with an Aug. 6 incident.

Taylor was one of four suspects arrested by the Huron County Sheriff's Office. Detective Sgt. Josh Querin has said Detective Eric Bardar received a tip the four suspects were traveling to the Wakeman area to sell suspected crack cocaine.

Several deputies and detectives and members of the Wakeman Police Department stopped the vehicle on U.S. 20 after an alleged transaction.

"A significant amount of crack cocaine and about $640 was confiscated," Querin said soon after the arrests.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff, at Monday's hearing, said the state doesn't have any objections to Taylor being interviewed for intervention. Taylor waived his right to a speedy trial in order to be screened.

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